Icici, Kvarner Riviera, near Opatija
Icici is a small tourist place with about 800 inhabitants. It is in the northern Adriatic, in the Kvarner Bay. The place is 5 km far from Opatija and 15 km from Rijeka. It is down at the foothill of the Učka mountain. Which is 1401 m high. And which environment has been declared a nature park. Because of the special and beautiful nature. The population is mainly occupied with tourism and hospitality activities. Because of its favorable position, Icici has developed into a true tourist place with numerous offers over the years. So besides the rich offer of restaurants offers opportunities for various sports, excursions, night outings.
Icici offers a breathtaking view of the two largest Croatian islands of Krk and Cres, which you can visit by boat. This place is especially known for its newly-equipped ACI Marina. Thanks to a variety of accommodation (hotels, apartments, campsite). And sports recreational facilities (tennis courts, water sports, sailing …). Here is a special place for nautical tourism. On the way from Icici to Ucka, you will find a small medieval town of Veprinac, which has its own law, dating from the 1500’s. Near Icici is the campsite which is near the beach, not far from tennis courts.
The beach, main tourist attraction
The main tourist attraction is certainly a beach. It is in the very center of the place, consisting of a concrete and sandy part. Each year, it is investing in beach decoration, which makes that the beach receives a blue flag year after year. The entrance is free and accessible to everyone.
The beach has bordered on one side with ACI Marina. While on the other side there is a smaller port that exists since the Ičići exists. And which developed parallel to the place. This port accepts smaller boats and reminds that Icici is a coastal place.
It is particularly important to emphasize that the famous Lungomare, a coastal promenade built by Austrian emperor Franjo Josip I. in 1885, passes through Icici. This beautifully landscaped promenade is 12 km long and stretches from Volosko to Lovran, and Icici is almost halfway. At night it is discreetly illuminated so the conditions for romantic walks are there. The place of Ičići has a connection with other places with intercity and city buses.
In the seaside resorts, during the summer months, there are “Fishermen’s Festive”. So Icici has its own festive for which locals and tourists are notified several days earlier through numerous posters.